Fashion-web versionCourse Title:
Fashion Design

Course Numbers:
9th Grade Split #8395;
10th-11th #8557

Course Curriculum:
Semester #1: Fashion history, fashion sketching: trends of the 20th Century, fashion cycle, fashion capitals, garment styles, garment construction, career planning/ portfolio development
Semester #2: Textiles: fibers, fabrics, finishes, embellishment, garment construction, career planning, portfolio development
Semester #3: Fundamentals of design, fashion designers, figure types, personal style, garment construction, career planning portfolio development

Course Description:
The Fashion industry is big business and it affects all of our lives to some extent, simply because we are all consumers of clothing, and possibly cosmetics, hair care, etc. Yes, even those who are “anti Fashion” are still a part of this world- wide industry.  This 3 semester non-sequential  class is designed to give students a hands on experience in many facets of this industry, including: designing, pattern drafting, sewing, textiles, sketching, wardrobe planning, buying and more. A 4th semester internship is available to students.

What does Fashion Design class offer?

  • Become a trendsetter by learning the art of sewing
  • Develop basic pattern drafting skills
  • Learn how to use the Principles and Elements of Design to design for various figure types
  • Study the Art and Science of Textiles through research and design
  • Earn Post Secondary Credits through Emily Griffith Technical College for Beginning Sewing, Textiles, Fundamentals of Design, Fashion Sketching and Basic Sewing

In Fashion Careers you will work to develop your creative and problem-solving skills.

 Benefits of the Fashion Design class at C E C:

  • Career Exploration at no cost to the student. We supply the tools, equipment, and supplies needed for learning. Students need to supply; effort, interest, motivation, and creativity.
  • Fully updated Sewing Lab with individual machines for each student.
  • Training provides student with a competitive edge that will make them more successful at the Post Secondary Level
  • Acquire knowledge that can be applied to any career field.
  • Individual exploration of a variety of careers within this industry based on your interests.

Possible career choices in Fashion Design include:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Textiles Designer
  • Store Buyer
  • Stylist
  • Personal Shopper
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Business Entrepreneur
  • Store Manager

Kathy McMann


“Creativity does not just happen this moment but requires practice, practice, and more practice. It is a product of many tiny steps that all eventually come together in the form of an original idea.”  The Fashion industry is exciting, competitive and fast moving.  To be successful in this industry, individuals must work hard to continually develop their creative and business skills. The successful individual cannot settle for being “average” but must be willing to do more than just the required minimum. The Fashion careers class will provide students with the basics needed to begin their journey into this multifaceted industry.

Course Credits:
Credits Per Semester: 15 Elective

Concurrent Enrollment:
Available through Emily Griffith Technical College
Beginning Sewing-  3 Credits
Textiles – 1.5 Credits
Basic Sewing 1.5 Credits
Fundamentals of Design – 1.5 Credits
Fashion Sewing – 1.5 Credits

Course Certifications Available:

For additional Information:
Contact Ms. McMann at: 720.423-6686 or
To Register:
Talk to your Counselor or call Dan Depinto, CEC counselor at 720-423-6681 to enroll.